Kønsselektering i Indien

Isabel Holm Torp, Ida Zilmer Johansen, Barbara Grübel, Bianca Cecilie Lindegaard, Katrine Eliasen & Rikke Kragh

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the social and cultural structures of the Indian society and their impact on gendercide. To understand the aspects of female infanticide and foeticide the project looks into the structures of family, the social sphere, the state and education. When examining structures of power and gender relations, Pierre Bourdieu contributes with his theory of male domination and his conceptual apparatus. Meenakshi Thapan, Indian sociologist, contributes with a thorough analysis of women‟s identity in contemporary India using first hand interviews from women of different layers of society. This project concludes that men in the Indian society hold higher value than women. Through maintenance and reproduction of the relations of domination and the hierarchical structures, both men and women remain in their androcentic habitus. Therefore the lack of value attributed to women continues to impact contemporary India resulting in gendercide.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2014


  • Female infanticide
  • Strukturalisme
  • Bourdieu
  • Gendercide
  • Kønsselektering
  • Feminisme
  • Indien
  • Thapan